For a city with a well-beaten tourist path, Savannah is a relative newcomer to the foodie universe. Sure, there are institutions, like the James Beard-winning Elizabeth on 37th, the un-missable Olde Pink House, and the steadily superb Sapphire Grille, which are all very much on the map. But until recently, it seemed that great eats accessible to everyone everyday were out of reach.
All that’s changing now. With the exception of one inimitable Savannah staple, this list of essential eateries leans toward the new. For the past few years, emerging talents are setting stuffiness aside, and cooking up a feast of fresh comfort foods inspired by heirloom recipes and international infusions. Get ready to dig in.